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What Intervals Seem to Have Done for Me

What Intervals Seem to Have Done for Me

I explained in a previous post how using the MyFitnessPal app helped me to lose more than 20 pounds last year. The app alone didn’t do it, but rather it was my discipline in using it, keeping my goals in mind, and adding interval exercises to my workouts. It was my wife who first suggested this to me and I thankfully took her advice. Let me be clear, I’m not a health care provider, nor am I a personal trainer….

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Beware of Contagious Emotions

Beware of Contagious Emotions

Many years ago I worked with a woman who was the most pessimistic person I’ve ever met in my life. She found the negative in everything. I once countered something negative she said with a positive take on the subject we were talking about and she replied, “Well, if you want to be positive about it” and stormed back to her office. This was a trying person to work with and certainly had a negative impact on my own mood…

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Birthdays and Finding My Path

Birthdays and Finding My Path

I recently had a birthday. Birthdays, like New Years are often a time for reflection and goal setting. This year, my birthday has brought both. I’ve been reflecting mostly on the past few months, but also on the past few years. In about a month I will be the same age that my brother was when he died of cancer, almost five years ago. In my experience, when you lose siblings or friends of your won generation, you can’t help…

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Living a Goal: My road to being fit and healthy

Living a Goal: My road to being fit and healthy

I love food, a fact that has been evident all my life. In middle school I suffered a knee injury in gym class that knocked me out of being as athletic and active as I had been. I was verging on obese in grade 10. In grade 11 I cut out most bread products from my life and started dropping pounds. After graduation I had knee surgery and eventually returned to being active. I played tennis and one-on-one street hockey…

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